I’m chuffed to be chairing this as Autobiography of Death is amazing https://kccuk.org.uk/en/programmes/korean-literature-nights/autobiography-death-hye-soon-kim/
The Korean Literature Night (KLN) is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book. We will read the poem 'Autobiography of Death' by Hye-Soon Kim .
Event Date: Wednesday 23 October 7-9pm = Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK
Available Seats: 15 / Entrance Free - Booking Essential / Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7004 2600 with your name and contact details.
The title section of Kim Hyesoon’s powerful new book, Autobiography of Death, consists of forty-nine poems, each poem representing a single day during which the spirit roams after death before it enters the cycle of reincarnation. The poems not only give voice to those who met unjust deaths during Korea’s violent contemporary history, but also unveil what Kim calls “the structure of death, that we remain living in.” Autobiography of Death, Kim’s most compelling work to date, at once reenacts trauma and narrates our historical death―how we have died and how we survive within this cyclical structure. In this sea of mirrors, the plural “you” speaks as a body of multitudes that has been beaten, bombed, and buried many times over by history. The volume concludes on the other side of the mirror with “Face of Rhythm,” a poem about individual pain, illness, and meditation.
About the Author- Hye-Soon Kim Hye-Soon Kim, born in 1955, is one of the most prominent and influential contemporary poets of South Korea. She was the first woman poet to receive the prestigious Kim Su-yong and Midang awards, and has been translated into Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, and Swedish. Her most recent books include I'm OK, I'm Pig! and Poor Love Machine.